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Villa Martel - exotic tropical haven

Vaitele, Tuamasaga, i-Samoa
Ikamelo e-i-villa ibungazwe ngu-Zita
Izivakashi ezingu- 6amakamelo okulala 2imibhede engu-5Amagumbi okugeza angu-2.5
Inqubomgomo yokukhansela
Faka izinsuku zakho zohambo ukuthola imininingwane yokukhansela kulokhu kuhlala.
Villa Martel is situated 5 minutes drive from Apia town on the banks of Fuluasou River in a private gated family compound. A closed-canopy forest of fu'afu'a trees act as a natural coolant for the Villa as it completely blocks off the afternoon sun's hot rays. The Villa is a double storey building (upstairs not rented out) with vaulted bamboo-ply clad ceilings, large open spaces and spacious private quarters. A seam-less indoor-outdoor design flow makes the Villa truly welcoming.

Indawo
The Villa is a peaceful haven within the town area of Apia and is 5 minutes drive from the CBD.
Francois always dreamt of a beautiful tropical home and the Villa is the culmination of that dream. For 12 months in 2002, we sketched, measured, argued, drank wine, and pegged the land to get a feel for what we wanted in our home. There was one common factor we both agreed on; that our home had to feel inviting to visitors with an indoor-outdoor living, open, high vaulted ceilings, like in a Samoan 'fale', so that we wouldn’t need air-conditioning. With Zita's love of bold colours the Villa became her canvas influenced by the beautiful gardens of Samoa and the years living in the colourful Caribbean island of St Lucia. Francois with his love of experimental French-fusion cuisine meant his kitchen became the hub around which the flow of dining, indoor-outdoor living took place and is always cooled by the easterly breeze. The setting is both secluded and private but also warm and welcoming. Our 4 sons have left home and through Airbnb, we want to share our home with travelers who seek something unique and different for their journey to Samoa. We hope that you enjoy our home as much as we enjoyed designing, building and raising our family of four sons in it.
Zita is Samoan and was born and raised on the family compound where the Villa is located while Francois is French-Canadian from Montreal, Quebec.

Ukungena kwesivakashi
Guests will have access to the whole downstairs area of the house which houses 2 ensuite bedrooms, 1 separate toilet, 2 private lounges, the Pasefika Room, large open living lounge with formal dining area, kitchen with adjoining outdoor verandah and dining area, office space and laundry.

The upstairs is off-limits.

Ezinye izinto okumele ziqashelwe
Our water resources on the islands is precious and we ask our Guests to be mindful in turning off the taps properly and conserve water.
The hot water system in the house is solar heated and if it rains consistently for more than 4 days, the water will not be as hot.

The large private compound within which the villa is located houses three homes with the fourth one being the Villa at the end of the property.

Please read the Villa Manual on arrival - it has all the procedures for a happy and informed stay.
Villa Martel is situated 5 minutes drive from Apia town on the banks of Fuluasou River in a private gated family compound. A closed-canopy forest of fu'afu'a trees act as a natural coolant for the Villa as it completely blocks off the afternoon sun's hot rays. The Villa is a double storey building (upstairs not rented out) with vaulted bamboo-ply clad ceilings, large open spaces and spacious private quarters. A se…

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Ikamelo lokulala 1
Umbhede omkhulu ongu-1
Ikamelo lokulala 2
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Indawo

Vaitele, Tuamasaga, i-Samoa

Our home is on the banks of the Fuluasou River and on the other side of the river is the St Theresa Primary School. The little ones can become a bit noisy in the morning before school starts at 8.30am and finishes at 1pm. The school is always short of reading books and we encourage our guests to bring any books you don't need at home that you think will be of use to the school and you can present them yourself to the children.
Our home is on the banks of the Fuluasou River and on the other side of the river is the St Theresa Primary School. The little ones can become a bit noisy in the morning before school starts at 8.30am and finis…

Ibungazwe ngu-Zita

Ujoyine ngo-Septhemba 2013
  • Ukubukeza okungu-2
  • Ubuwena buqinisekisiwe
I'm a personal development coach and entrepreneur and my husband is a Pacific Blue Economy and climate change specialist. He always dreamt of a tropical villa and our home is the culmination of that dream. For 12 months in 2002, we sketched, argued, measured, argued some more, drank wine, and pegged the land to get a feel for what we desired in our home. It became a labour of love and there was one thing we both agreed on; that our home had to be open like a Samoan 'fale' filled with fresh, natural airflow, so that we wouldn’t need air-conditioning. The villa became a peaceful haven within close proximity to Apia city and now that all our sons have left our shores for overseas, we’ve made it into a holiday home at home! The setting is both secluded and quiet (most of the time) but also warm and welcoming. Many of our treasured times have happened here, from lunches, dinners and parties with families and friends, to quiet days reading books. But while we love our home, we also love travelling. Through Airbnb, we want to share our home with you, the traveller, who seek something unique and different for your journey to Samoa. It is our hope that you enjoy our home as much as we enjoyed designing and building it and that you leave feeling like it was a place that is genuinely special. Welcome to our Home!
I'm a personal development coach and entrepreneur and my husband is a Pacific Blue Economy and climate change specialist. He always dreamt of a tropical villa and our home is the c…
Phakathi nokuhlala kwakho
Zita will be around when she's on island, and she will assist when needed by Guests. When she is not on island, we have a lady who has been with our family who looks after the villa and will be able to assist when needed.
    Ukuze uvikele ukukhokha kwakho, ungalokothi uthumele imali noma uxhumane nabantu ngaphandle kwewebhusayithi ye-Airbnb noma i-app.

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